Update: Common Sense Wins Out Over Proposed Farm Regulations

p>The Obama administration's Labor Department has withdrawn its propose rules that would prohibit

children from doing nearly all types

of farm work. (See

-labor-rule/”>article from the Daily Caller). On rare occasions, common sense prevails.


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  1. Arnie Ree says:

    However, it still takes me by complete surprise when logic enters in to a good, government decision!

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    When I was a kid growing up on a farm, OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, proposed draft rules for how far farm workers should have to walk to access a bathroom. It’s been too many years for me to remember the details accurately, but as I recall, OSHA wanted to require that farm workers never be father than 5 minutes from a bathroom. One rancher wrote in to a farm industry magazine and explained that his ranch would require something like $1.5 million worth of Porta Potties (in 1975 dollars) just to be in compliance. Luckily, OSHA had to back down.

  3. Joe Barnett says:

    “Withdrawn” means they can bring it back AFTER the election!

  4. brian says:

    (meanwhile, somewhere in a Department of Labor cubicle, a thoughtful bureaucrat is rewriting the same proposal for the next time around)